Asthma and all lung diseases require careful monitoring and treatment
Bronchial asthma is a respiratory problem that can be life threatening. This condition affect people regardless of age and gender. Bronchial asthma is listed by the World Health Organization as one of the leading cause of mortality and morbidity cases across the world. Among many treatment plans, nebulization is a popular one. Nebulization is a primary treatment for many respiratory problems such as cystic fibrosis, asthma, COPD and other respiratory diseases that involve thick sputum.
Nebulizers uses oxygen, compressed air or ultrasonic power to break down medical solutions to particles small enough to be infused with air that can be inhaled from a mouth piece.
Nebulization requires a doctor’s order to administer medicine.
The below are some common respiratory problems.
About 300 million people around the globe suffer from asthma and its estimated that about 250,000 people die annually because of it. Asthma is a condition where your airways narrow and swell which make it difficult to breath. Asthma also encourages your air way to produce extra mucus thus triggers cough and wheezing. Asthma come in different strengths. Some can be minor and some can be life threatening. Unfortunately asthma cannot be cured but its symptoms can be controlled. The status of asthma changes often so it is important to work with a doctor to tract the asthma and treat it appropriately.
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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) essentially obstruct the amount of air that flows into the lungs. One of the obvious and dangerous symptoms in the difficulty in breathing. COPD is developed from prolonged exposure to irritating gases or small matter. Many people who has COPD are cigarette smokers. People with COPD also are at a higher risk of developing lung cancer and heart disease.
Your lungs rely on the natural elasticity of the bronchial tubes and air sacs to force air out of your body. COPD causes them to lose their elasticity and over expand, which leaves some air trapped in your lungs when you exhale.
With proper management, COPD is treatable. Most people with COPD can gain back the quality life they desired.
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A cough is actually a function of your body. Coughing is a natural reflex that helps protect your lungs by clearing unwanted irritants like smoke and mucus. However it can also be associated with a cold or flu. A cough can either be dry or chesty, and either produces mucus ) or does not. Chesty coughs are usually productive while dry coughs are usually unproductive.
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Croup is a very common respiratory problem in young children that normally occur in the fall and winter. The main symptoms include a harsh, barking cough. Croup causes the windpipe and breathing tubes that lead to the lungs swelling which result in narrowing in the voice box. This can make it hard for a child to breathe. An attack of croup can be scary, but it is rarely serious. Children usually get better in several days with rest and care at home.
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